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Donegal Man Picks Perfect Moment To Score The Best Goal Of His Career

Donegal Man Picks Perfect Moment To Score The Best Goal Of His Career

Carl McHugh picked a great moment to score his first goal of the season for Motherwell. It also happened to be probably the best goal of his career.

McHugh's side were locked at 1-1 at Fir Park against Hearts in the Scottish Cup quarter-final as the clock ticked into the 87th minute of the game.

After controlling the ball on his chest, the 25-year-old fired a stunning volley past Jon McLaughlin in the Hearts goal.

"I've hit the bar and the post a few times this year and I've been due one but I've never scored a goal like that," the Motherwell captain told BBC Sport after the game.

I wouldn't expect something like that. I just hit it and hoped for the best and it went in.

When it leaves my right foot, I'm never too confident, to be honest, but I caught it quite well and it went in.

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McHugh, who is from Lettermacaward in Donegal, joined the Scottish Premiership side from Plymouth two years ago. His goal put Motherwell into their second cup semi-final of the season. Back in October, they defeated Rangers to reach the final of the Scottish League Cup. That was a game which they lost to Celtic.

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